Today's Five Best Columns
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Feb 14, 2012 11:06AM ET
Say what you will about Fashion Week, but it's good for New York City's economy.
Feb 14, 2012 9:48AM ET
Bret Stephens on Xi Jinping, Frank Bruni on Rick Santorum, Dana Milbank on Obama's budget, Jeffrey Goldberg on homicide rates, and Richard Thaler on incentives for citizenship
Feb 14, 2012 9:41AM ET
Just as the country gets ready for the awesome quadrennial tradition of choosing the leader of the free world, the new report from Pew Research Center has some bad voting-related news: our voter registrations rolls are't in good shape.
Feb 14, 2012 9:27AM ET
It's Valentine's Day. Not sure how you should feel about that? Read on.
Feb 14, 2012 8:37AM ET
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
Feb 14, 2012 8:00AM ET
DateMySchool.com is a website founded in November 2010 by Columbia University MBA classmates, Balazs Aexa and Jean Meyer, to help college students meet both within and outside of their own schools.
Feb 14, 2012 5:26AM ET
The Star newspaper of Malaysias reports that five couples were arrested on Valentine's Day this year in what was dubbed the "Petaling District Level 6th Anti-Vice Campaign." We apologize for the error and any confusion.
Feb 13, 2012 5:27PM ET
When a story like Whitney Houston's death breaks, there's always a huge rush to get information. But that often gets slowed to a near-stop when it comes to the key question: How, exactly, did she die?
Feb 13, 2012 4:18PM ET
A man with a machete robbed Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer while he was at his vacation home in the Caribbean Thursday, a Supreme Court spokeswoman announced.
Feb 13, 2012 2:59PM ET
Washington's Gov. Chris Gregoire signed a gay marriage bill into law at a ceremony Monday, meaning same-sex couples will likely be able to get married there beginning June 7.
Feb 13, 2012 12:13PM ET
Get this, America: old people are dating. They may, in fact, be better at dating than you are.
Feb 13, 2012 10:24AM ET
Women who fear they'll never find a husband because they're "too smart," "too well educated," "intimidating," or "too successful" should stop being afraid—in fact, we'd argue they shouldn't have been afraid in the first place.
Feb 13, 2012 9:49AM ET
E.J. Dionne on the Catholic compromise, Noah Feldman on the Constitution, Ho Pin on Xi Jinping, Alan Blinder on the safety net, and Andrew Gumbel on online voting.
Feb 13, 2012 8:15AM ET
Feb 13, 2012 7:47AM ET
Cartoonist Nick Anderson considers what the FBI learned about Steve Jobs.
Feb 13, 2012 7:24AM ET
It has become one of the great paradoxes of American life that those who depend the most on government assistance are also the ones most likely to call for reduced government spending.
Feb 11, 2012 4:00PM ET
Methotrexate, a drug used to treat a blood cancer that strikes children between the ages of 2 and 5, have nearly run out. The FDA calls the situation "dire."
Feb 11, 2012 3:00PM ET
Six new breeds are poised to make their debuts at the Westminster Kennel Club's 136th Annual Dog Show, after having received official recognition from the American Kennel Club. Let's get acquainted with the frosh class!
Feb 11, 2012 11:40AM ET
A pair of Chicago lawyers have reexamined the case against John Wayne Gacy, and concluded he might not have acted alone.
Feb 10, 2012 6:26PM ET
Robert La Follette claims he was double-crossed by Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson calls for change in Kentucky, and House Democrats want a money trust explanation from Williams Jennings Bryan.
Feb 10, 2012 3:46PM ET
Ever since Michigan Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra raised eyebrows with his racist Super Bowl ad, some critics have wondered about the ad's star: What Asian-American actress would be willing to do subject herself to reading the scripted pidgin English in such a xenophobic spot?
Feb 10, 2012 3:19PM ET
It's surely a fact that the Catholic Church's higher-ups don't want to hear, but it's one that the White House has heralded in his defense of the new (and today, amended) requirement for Catholic employers to offer insurance that covers contraceptives.
Feb 10, 2012 11:22AM ET
The White House has announced that as a part of its compromise with religious groups who disagree with a new health care mandate around contraceptives, it will now shift the costs of contraceptives to insurance companies, instead of religious employers as it had initially planned.
Feb 10, 2012 10:01AM ET
Jonathan Alter on campaign finance, David Brooks on Mitt Romney, Jimmy Wales and Kat Walsh on copyright, William Finnegan on immigration, and Donald Wuerl, Charles Colson, and Meir Soloveichik on the contraception rule.
Feb 10, 2012 9:26AM ET
One rape allegation and a two-week hiatus later, police commissioner scion and local television host Greg Kelly was back on air wishing New Yorkers a good day -- without directly telling viewers why he'd left.
Feb 10, 2012 9:14AM ET
The NYPD is on the trail of a dastardly mailbox thief in Staten Island.
Feb 10, 2012 8:45AM ET
Feb 10, 2012 7:20AM ET
ABC News' Jake Tapper is reporting that the White House will announce an "accommodation" for religious organizations upset over the controversial rule requiring health insurance providers to cover birth control.
Feb 10, 2012 6:54AM ET
A woman in Pennsylvania says no one believed that she saw a purple squirrel in her backyard, until her husband caught him in a trap and turned him into an Internet celebrity.
Feb 10, 2012 6:19AM ET
Rick Santorum ran into the classic problem that all rising political stars inevitably face: accidentally saying something you really believe on camera, that also potentially offends half the voters in this country.